Buddleja ‘davidii’

Buddleja davidii, commonly known as the butterfly bush, is a popular flowering shrub in the genus Buddleja. Native to China, it has gained recognition worldwide for its attractive and fragrant flowers, which are known to attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous shrub with arching branches and lance-shaped leaves. It produces large, fragrant clusters of purple, white, pink, or yellow flowers.


The Produce

The butterfly bush is has its long panicles of tubular flowers, which come in various colours, including shades of purple, pink, white, and lavender.


The Flowers

Produces large clusters of fragrant flowers in summer to early autumn.


The Leaves

The leaves are grey-green and can be up to 8 inches long, giving the plant a somewhat coarse texture.


The Bark

The bark is gray and becomes more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various pollinators, including bees and butterflies.


The Culture

Valued for its fragrant flowers and ability to attract pollinators. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Buddleja ‘davidii’ is commonly known as the “Butterfly Bush” due to its popularity with butterflies.

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